Interesting links for July 28th through July 30th:

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Interesting links for July 25th through July 27th:

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Interesting links for July 19th through July 23rd:

  • Why Me?: Pop Quiz Clock – Later when I'm grown-up and rich and have a mansion, I want a room full of only clocks and one chair (maybe I'm a tad crazy). This clock sooo belongs there!
  • It was on fire when I got here – Exhausted, but awesome – Blog post from the guy whose house they used as Dr Horrible's lair. It's not a set, it's actually someone's house (if I'm right he was on some American reality tv show that built it for him).
  • Exclusive: Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen – Interview with Jed Whedon (brother of) and his wife Maurissa Tancharoen, who both wrote, created, produced and starred in Dr Horrible.
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Interesting links for July 18th through July 19th:

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Interesting links for July 9th through July 17th:

  • The man who brings movies to life – Short interview with sound effects genius Ben Burtt, who did the sounds for Star Wars, Indiana Jones and nor Wall-E.
  • Bubble Calender – Oh man, I want one of these: it’s a poster-sized calendar with a bubble to pop every day. A bubble wrap poster! How cool is that?
  • Twitter Timeline During Zombie Attack – The ttile says it all; what would the updates on Twitter look like if a zombie attack was going on? Some of this stuff is so funny!
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Threadless Wall Graphics

July 17th, 2008

Regular readers of this blog know how much I love my Threadless tees. I’ve got 6 of them myself at the moment and have bought 7 as presents for others. And I keep seeing more designs that I want. I’m not typically a t-shirt person, so it’s really the designs that makes me want to buy them. That’s why these new products are perfect for me.

Threadless Wall Designs - Fake Pandas Have More Fun Threadless Wall Designs - 99 Luftballons Threadless Wall Designs - Moon Kite

They’ve been around for some time now, but Threadless (teaming up with Blik) offer also wall graphics of a select number of their designs. And most of them are so pretty! Depending on the size and complexity of the design, the price ranges from $30 to $50. It’s not something I could justify buying right now (not with the small flat we have, wouldn’t be worth it), but I can imagine once I have a larger place getting a couple of these.

Threadless Wall Designs - Stone Jungle Threadless Wall Designs - Insomnia Threadless Wall Designs - Splatter in D Minor

The wall designs consist (most of the times) out of multiple smaller stickers, so you’re not restricted to arranging them in the same way as the original design. There are a couple designs that are also part of the Re-Stik collection, specially designed so you can use them over and over again (perfect for kids).

Threadless Wall Designs - Alphabet 1 Threadless Wall Designs - Alphabet 2

The US shop only delivers to US and Canada, but there is also an overseas distributor in the UK. Sadly though, this is more expensive (for instance £40 instead of $45), but it’s better than not being able to get them at all. To see all the designs head on over to the Blik website.

Interesting links for July 7th through July 8th:

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I’ve been meaning to do this for some time, but I just haven’t come around to do it. First off, the recurring A Video A Day post is being relabeled to Video of The Day. The why of this should be apparent; the idea initially was to post a video every day, but I soon discovered I was posting videos just for the sake of having to post a video. Not because I necessarily liked it or wanted other people to see that video, but just because I needed a video for that day. So it’s now renamed Video of The Day.

Next to that I also wanted to start the recurring post of Photo of The Day. Unlike the videos though, most of these will be my own photos that I want to highlight. I’ve lately been playing around with Cristiano’s Nikon D40 (although if you ask him it’s “our” camera) and would really like some feedback of what people think of some of my photos. That’s not to say though that all featured photos will be my own; I will post cool pics of other people when I come across them.

Besides that, I’m introducing two other new recurring topics: Geek Girl and Geek Crush. In Geek Girl I’ll feature a geeky girl from a movie, tv show, video game or real life. There are enough geeky woman out there to make this a regular thing and if you have any suggestions, let me know ( Geek Crush is inspired by a recent conversation I had where I said I had a geek crush on David Tennant. With geek crush I mean a crush on a star from something reasonably geeky, be it a movie, tv show or anything else. Again, if you have any suggestions, email me at the above emailaddress.

That’s it for the inhouse announcements for now. Nothing major changing, just some little new things. Hope you continue to enjoy this blog!

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Interesting links for June 20th through July 3rd:

  • Peleg Design – Some of these designs are gorgeous. I love the wine bottle holder and the domino candle holder.
  • TMB?s 10 Comic Book Movie Alternate Castings – Interesting alternatives to comic book castings. A couple of them truly make sense; I could easily see the girl in Chuck as Sue Storm (way better than Jessica Alba; but then anyone would have been better than her).
  • A special “Where’s WALL-E” edition of Why For? – Great list of easter eggs hidden within Pixar’s movies. Did you know Marvin (the clown fish) from Finding Nemo appears in Monster Inc.? Or that The Incredibles appear on a comic in Finding Nemo?
  • The 50 Best Pun Stores – A list of 50 Stores with great puns as names. My favourites have got be Thai Tanic (Thai restaurant), Cane & Able (Mobility Healthcare specialists) and Bon A-Pet-Treat (Pet Bakery).
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Cloudy Day

June 19th, 2008

Have you played aroung with Wordle yet? This fun tool has been popping up everywhere the past week, so I thought I’d try it out and see what all the fuss is about. It basically generates a word cloud from whatever text you provide, giving prominence to words that appear more frequently in it. You can play around with all types of setttings, like Font, Layout and Color, creating your own personal tag cloud.

This is what it came up with for my account.:

Pretty cool, huh? I’d love to have a T-Shirt with this on it! I’m not sure what else I’d really use Wordle for, but I can imagine you could create some pretty cool presentation slides with it. If you want to make a cool word cloud yourself, just head on over to the Wordle site.

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